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Trident Announces New Generation of Advanced Set-Top Box SoCs Featuring Enhanced Performance, Security and Support for Online Content Viewing
[September 07, 2011]

Trident Announces New Generation of Advanced Set-Top Box SoCs Featuring Enhanced Performance, Security and Support for Online Content Viewing

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Trident Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today unveiled a new generation of high-performance set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) designed for the worldwide satellite, cable, and IPTV markets. Featuring support for Android, online content playback, advanced web browsing, and 3D graphics, the new TSC100(TM) STB family delivers all the key features demanded by leading operators in a single and powerful STB platform.

"As the world's leading satellite and cable operators prepare for the next wave of high performance, multimedia-rich applications, it's important that we are able to offer an integrated STB solution that incorporates the latest video coding technology," said Mark Samuel, senior vice president and general manager of Trident's Set-top Box Business Unit. "The TSC100 family is built around the same open platform that has become a cornerstone of Trident's STB solutions, delivering support for leading web browsing capabilities, online services and popular Android applications." About the Trident TSC100 Family of STB SoCs The TSC100 family of SoC products features Trident's latest generation video decoder technology to natively support the latest codec technologies including SVC (scalable video codec), MVC (multi-view video coding), VP8, Sorenson and other standards. The chip also integrates a SATA interface for DVR functionality, a 10/100 Ethernet PHY for connected TV and IP-based applications, and dual DVB-S2 or DVB-C demodulators to further optimize the BOM cost for network operator applications.

The Trident TSC100 family incorporates advanced security schemes natively in hardware, including NSK2, NOCS 1.2, CSA3, AES, RSA, baseband watermarking, and Cryptography Research's CryptoFirewall technology. Powered by a 1700 DMIPS ARM Cortex-A9 processor, the TSC100 family is capable of advanced software solutions including the latest releases of Android optimized for the ARM architecture. In addition, the TSC100 family integrates an advanced 3D graphics engine by Imagination Technologies supporting OpenGL ES2.0.

With the TSC100 family of SoCs, satellite and cable operators will be able to quickly and effectively develop high-performance and multimedia-rich products, optimize manufacturing and operational logistics, and improve time-to-market by leveraging the TSC100 family's satellite, cable and IPTV features and performance to address digital TV standards around the world.

Product Availability The Trident TSC100 family of SoCs is sampling now to select customers. For more information, please contact [email protected].

About Trident Microsystems, Inc.

Trident Microsystems, Inc., with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading force in the digital home entertainment market, delivering an extensive range of platform solutions that enhance the consumer experience in the Connected Home. As one of the top-three semiconductor providers to both the TV and set-top box markets, Trident's solutions can be found in the products of leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide. The company's extensive IP portfolio has been driving key innovations in image quality, 3D TV, low power consumption, and 45nm designs. For further information about Trident and its products, please consult the Company's web site:

Forward-Looking Information This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and there are important factors that could cause Trident's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. These risks include, without limitation, that operators may not realize improved time to market; that the SoC delivers all the key features demanded by leading operators, that not all support issues may be fully addressed or that other suppliers may provide similar solutions at more competitive prices. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release; Trident does not undertake any obligation to publicly revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the statement was made. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause results to differ can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recently filed Reports on Form 8-K, Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, which are available at

NOTE: Trident and the Trident logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Trident Microsystems, Inc in the United States and/or other countries. All other names, brands, products or trademarks may be claimed as the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Trident Microsystems, Inc.

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